Airtel 4G LTE Connection Speed Test

The Airtel 4G LTE Services have recently debuted in Kolkata. It is the first 4G service in India and there is a lot of speculation about the speeds it delivers. Being a Wireless technology one cannot really ask for constant delivery of the promised speeds but if you are going to get a 4G connection for about Rs. 1000 or more a month then you do need to know what you will be getting.

According to Airtel:
Being the latest platform of mobile communications 4G - LTE can enable real mobile (wireless) broadband experience. The technology supports theoretical download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps. It has a very low latency rate (< 5-30 ms) making it suitable for all type of high speed applications and services.
If you are wondering how it performs in real life situations then look no further here is a speed test result of it.

As you can see it does not exactly provide 100 Mbps but it is really fast considering the fact that most 4G connections in other countries also deliver almost the same speeds. Of course these speeds can vary depending on your positioning and so on. Besides this may just be the beginning, we may eventually get a speed closer to the theoretically possible one.

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thats great...........

April 10, 2012 at 5:42 AM comment-delete

Speed is pretty good but post FUP(Fair Usage Policy) it is really unacceptable

It drops to a mere 128 kbps !!! At least 4 mbps is expected :( .

Beam Fiber(Hyderabad) is the best ISP as it has the best plans in India with the best FUP:

512 Kbps (Speed after Fair usage Limit) 256Kbps -Download Limit- 20 GB

1 Mbps (Speed after Fair usage Limit) 786 Kbps-Download Limit-20 GB

10 Mbps (Speed after Fair usage Limit) 2 Mbps-Download Limit- 30 GB

15 Mbps (Speed after Fair usage Limit) 4 Mbps -Download Limit- 40 GB

20 Mbps (Speed after Fair usage Limit) 6 Mbps- Download Limit- 60 GB

I understand that Beam Fiber is wired broadband but still Airtel's 128 kbps is too low!!!

April 10, 2012 at 11:07 PM comment-delete

The speed mentioned here do not consider the network utilization at that moment .The speeds achieved seem to be on an empty network with hardly any traffic . Also the 4G technology in India is LTE -TD (with 1 chunck of 20Mhz Band ) where as in US its LTE-FDD ( with 2 chuncks of 20Mhz band ) no matter how good TDM is done , this will never match US . Also apart from speed its the latency that matters and latency variation which is not mentioned here .

May 2, 2012 at 9:46 PM comment-delete
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